Scott Lawlor- Complex Silence 36 [treetrunk 272]
"Another rising star in the netlabel ambient world makes a debut with Complex Silence 36. While it is definitely true that Scott Lawlor is still searching for his musical voice, sometimes hearing a fresh voice serves as creative inspiration for us all."
Run time 54:36
"Here we have Lawlor exploring the longform ambient track, stretching his musical legs so to speak for 50+ minutes. The result is a wonderful low-volume excursion through beautiful harmonies, washes of rich ambient color, and a tapestry of quiet and contemplative sighs, both varied and complex. Yet Lawlor doesn't venture too far from classical ambience--it's obvious his respect and reverence for ambient music precedes his attempts at creating it. He has done his ambient homework as a listener."
"As a musician exploring the classical ambient forms, Lawlor seems quite comfortable letting the music take its own path and tell its own story at its own pace. And although it's still early in Scott's career, it is that trait, perhaps, that makes his beginning attempts worth paying closer attention to. In this track, he lets the music wend its way through his hands to our ears, never imposing too much structure or too many rules or too much intention. Indeed, when writing to me about this piece, Scott called it an improvisation, which immediately interested me in hearing it and making it a part of the CS Series."
"It's an honor to present (and be present for) a promising foray into the ambient world. Welcome, Scott!"-- Phillip Wilkerson, 2013
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June 1, 2013
Very lovely piece - thank you Scott !!!